The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 438 of the In The Tank Podcast. Every so often, the public gets a little more information about the role the intelligence community played in undermining Donald Trump at every turn. This week, we are going to attempt to organize as much of this information as possible to provide a sort of abridged history of the Trump vs. The Deep State saga. From spying on the campaign to the Mueller Report, we have a lot to cover.



#1 The “Five Eyes” Campaign

Substack – CIA Had Foreign Allies Spy On Trump Team, Triggering Russia Collusion Hoax, Sources Say

NYP – CIA and foreign intelligence agencies illegally targeted 26 Trump associates before 2016 Russia collusion claims: report

#2 Steele Dossier/Fusion GPS

AP – Trump dossier source shocked speculation portrayed as fact

CNN – The Steele dossier: A reckoning

#3 Operation Crossfire Hurricane

Fox News – FBI opened Trump-Russia probe despite Papadopoulos’ denial that said collusion would be ‘treason’: Durham

#4 FISA Warrants

WSJ – How FISA Shields FBI Abuses

#5 “The Insurance Plan”

Fox News –  Lisa Page transcripts reveal details of anti-Trump ‘insurance policy,’ concerns over full-blown probe

CBS News – FBI agent Peter Strzok’s texts with Lisa Page disparage Trump throughout campaign

#6 Michael Flynn Takedown

Fox News – DOJ drops case against Michael Flynn, in wake of internal memo release

Glenn Beck – CHALKBOARD: President Obama involved with ILLEGAL Trump, FBI investigation & Michael Flynn takedown

#7 Mueller Investigation

ABA – Mueller finds no collusion with Russia, leaves obstruction question open

The Hill – Mueller probe: A timeline from beginning to end

#8 The Era Of Lawfare


NPR – How Trump’s trials for 91 felony charges in 4 states could take over his campaign

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